The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Ayogu Eze, on Sunday attempted to clarify the circumstances surrounding the killing of one Osondu Ogoh in his locality.
In a statement distributed by his media aide, Clinton Umeh, Eze claimed that the man who was killed close to his residence was a party supporter and not an election observer.
“No observer was killed in our principal’s house or anywhere near it. What is circulating in the social media is pure fake news, obviously fabricated by those who sent the team to the house of the governorship candidate.”
The police had earlier described the victim as a local observer before clarifying he was not.
Eze had urged his supporters to boycott the Enugu State governorship election claiming that he had been unfairly treated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having been delisted from the umpire’s list because of unresolved court issues two days to the poll.
Reports had said that Eze’s supporters had thronged his home seeking a postponement of the poll to their candidate prepare better for the gubernatorial election.
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